Definition of Benefit and Disbenefit
Definition Last Updated 17-Dec-2015 12:51
A benefit (disbenefit) is a change in state such that the outcome has greater (lesser) value than the initial state, where improvement (deterioration) is determined by reference to a standard that defines improvement (deterioration), i.e. by the application of rules employing particular criteria.
A benefit (disbenefit) may be an increase in something desirable (undesirable) or a decrease in something undesirable (desirable); if more than one condition applies, there are multiple benefits (disbenefits).